This category is for information about gemstones and their properties. Gemstones are generally regarded as: Polished fragments of 'precious' and 'semi-precious' minerals, used for decorative purposes. Examples of Precious Stones: Diamonds / Sapphires / Rubies / Emeralds Examples of Semi-Precious Stones: Topaz / Garnet / Spinels. Examples of Other stones used as gems: Jade / Agate / Opal
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The Amber Ranch
Dominican rough blue amber for jewellers and collectors.
A gem identification chart.
Florida Gold Coast & Mineral Society
Gold and Mineral Society in Florida.
A guide to finding gemstones and gold using geological principles. Many such discoveries have been made by Dan Hausel of Arizona, who set up this site.
Software for the professional gemologist or gemology student/enthusiast.
Gems and Gem Materials
An on-line gem and jewelry course at UC Berkeley.
Gemstone Forecaster Newsletters
Analyzes Burma ruby and sapphire gems and collector gemstone markets.
Gemstones and Collector Stones
A collection of images and other information about gemstones, collector stones and the minerals with which they are associated.
Gem and mineral site from Sweden.
Mineral and gemstone galleries. Physical properties and historical facts for minerals and gemstones.
Introduction to collecting and investing in gemstones and colored diamonds, with descriptions of the types most widely traded.
Gemstone primer with photos and vital information regarding gemstones.
Secrets of the Gem Trade
A new gem book by R. W. Wise.
Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection
Pictures and short descriptions of gems and minerals on display at the Smithsonian.
University of Texas Gem Class
Gem and Mineral class at the University of Texas, Austin.